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BUT, Can Changing Just One Word Make You Friendlier?

What is the difference between “and” and “but?” They are both conjunctions. They are also known as co-ordinating conjunctions. One is inclusive (and) and the other is “sort of” exclusive (but). I guess that is a difference. On the other hand, I’m the one who declared the two as inclusive and exclusive conjunctions. As far as I know, there’s no formal designation of inclusive and exclusive applied to “and” and “but.” OK, so what’s the point?

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Is This Awe About God?

I’ve heard that many people who attend church and believe in God, get a feeling of awe and know they are in the presence of God while at church. I don’t doubt they think and/or believe that God is the cause of their awe, but I know I have had such feelings when I’m nowhere near a church. Is this awe about God?

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Are You Right When You Admit You’re Wrong?

re you ever wrong and have a “hard-time” admitting it? If you answered yes to the previous question, then why do you have such a difficult time? Is it normal to not ever be wrong? Of course not. Is it normal to not everbe right? Of course not. Is it normal to be normal? Of course! :-)

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What’s Most Important For Maintaining Good Health?

Since I’m mortal, I know I most likely won’t always have good health. There’s an excellent chance that I’ll face some bad health before expiring. So what’s most important for maintaining good health, knowing that there’s no way I’ll always have it?

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Is Recognition A Present In The Present?

When you want recognition, what do you do? When you want attention, what do you do? You DO want recognition and/or, perhaps, attention, at least once in a while, don’t you? In case you are one of the few who don’t, then please use your best empathetic thinking to think about recognition/attention and those who want it.:-)

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Is “If Only” A Disorder?

Have you ever seriously thought about the two words, “if only?” They are two words I used a lot when I was younger. Oh, of course, I still use them, but not in the serious manner I did as a young person.

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Is Social Media About Promoting Yourself?

Is Social Media about promoting yourself? Now, by promoting, I mean: “to contribute to the growth or prosperity of…” Many of us are on facebook and Twitter. Some of us, including myself, have a blog. As I think about all of these different aspects of Social Media, I can’t help but think that, in at least an indirect way, we are all promoting ourselves. Unfortunately, “promoting myself” seems like a negative thing to do.

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IMAGINE – Should We Teach Anger?

In September of 2009, here in the St. Louis area, we had an incident on a school bus involving anger and violence. Some reported that the incident was racially motivated. I, personally, do not condone excessive expressions of anger or any violence, period. Having stated that, I think, as many have already said, the incident was a teachable moment.

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Can Feeling Guilty Be Good?

Is guilt something I was taught? Can feeling guilty be good?

The word guilt means having committed an offense, crime, violation, wrong OR having a feeling of responsibility or remorse for some offense,crime, wrong, etc., whether real or imagined. To me it seems unrealistic that guilt can be considered a good thing.

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How And Why Is Your Life Strategy Like An Impressionist Painting?

Do you have a life strategy?

Having a life strategy will help you not go through life like a pinball in a pinball machine.

Do you have a picture of your life strategy?

The “picture” should be your vision for your life.

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